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This comprehensive unit explores gender roles through history and in modern times. Anchor text The Awakening by Kate Chopin is the cornerstone for this rigorous and engaging unit. Gender roles are examined in full detail - with novels, primary
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Flash fiction, the shortest of the short story, is perfect for teens to write. But difficult, at the same time. They struggle with compacting their many ideas into one coherent, creative, powerful piece...and that's the beauty of constructive
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This huge bundle includes weeks and weeks of lessons to engage and challenge high school readers and writers of all levels and abilities. ***46-slide PowerPoint (editable) ***Common Core-aligned Step-by-Step Unit Plan with: detailed daily
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This unit of spoken word poetry is meant to culminate in a performance by a set of partners. Students select a common topic/theme, and then write a shared poem in two points-of-view, offering the audience two voices on one subject. This unit can
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This comprehensive unit introduces students to key poetic terminology and strategies to analyze and write about poetry and artistry. They will work on in-class timed writings, revisions, and prepare for, if applicable, AP Lit Exam Question 1:
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In this multi-genre project, students of all learning styles and ability levels will be able to choose the medium that best fits their message, audience, and ability/talent. This open-ended project is suitable for all modes of argument, works with
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This engaging icebreakers asks students or staff to form groups based on common traits. They are up and moving, thinking, interacting, and having fun, all while building a strong and supportive classroom community for the entire year. Included in
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Updated: Now contains 15 interesting options to catapult reading responses to a new level! Every reader will find something to spark his or her interests. Increase reading frequency, engagement, comprehension Engaging topics and focus points
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This fun and engaging activity is the perfect icebreaker for middle or high school classrooms. Students get to know each other (and themselves) through peer interviews, graphic organization, online inquiry, and drafting/revising/publishing their
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Students self-assess their level of mastery in text annotation with this easy-to-use checklist. They also reflect upon their choices, and make goals for the next text they read.
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In this extensive and engaging unit, students will explore the idea of freedom of speech (and censorship) in the past and present United States. By reading and analyzing numerous articles, an image, and two anchor texts, Patrick Henry's "Give Me
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This mini-unit, suitable for AP Lit or upper high school classrooms, uses a seminal gothic short story to teach close reading, re-reading, questioning, and literary criticism. Students read the story several times for different purposes. The
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This PowerPoint can be used on its own to teach elements of Southern Gothic Literature, or with the unit featuring To Kill a Mockingbird and related texts entitled "The Dark Side: Southern Gothic Lit". This powerpoint features hallmarks of the
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This comprehensive unit includes an in-depth novel study of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and The Jazz Age, aligned with Common Core Standards and suitable for AP Literature and English 12 classes. Multi-disciplinary resources include
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This comprehensive unit suitable for AP Literature or upper high school English class features the following resources: Common Core and AP Scoring Components-aligned Unit Plan with Unit Overview, Essential Questions, Enduring Understandings, Daily
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This comprehensive guide to scoring high on the Common Core English Language Arts Regents Exam features a step-by-step, proven process to write a well-developed claim/counter-claim argument. My track record proves it - I have nearly 100% pass rate
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COMPLETELY REDESIGNED!!! This comprehensive and varied work stations unit (approx. 2 weeks) allows learners of all levels and interests to learn more about The Dust Bowl and gives students a solid background for understanding the historical context
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This mini unit helps students explore the impact connotation has on communication. They will learn the difference between denotation and connotation, explore an essay using SOAPSTone, close reading and discussion to identify and analyze how
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This introductory unit to AP English Literature and Composition includes: Extensive Summer Reading Assignment (choice of texts for all interest levels) with detailed instructions, numerous prompts for reading response, and culminating dialectical
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This fun and challenging icebreaker, "Storytellers" prompts groups of students to use an opening line, 3 nouns, 3 verbs, 3 adjectives, and a closing line to compose a short story. A gallery walk allows students to see each other's work. Extension
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

15 years as a public school teacher in New York City. Big Apple Awards Finalist (2017) WISE Coordinator (2017-2018) English Department Chair I currently teach AP Lang and Comp and English 11 (Regents). I have previously taught the following courses/grade levels: English 6 English 7 English 9 English 10 Intro to Journalism Mixed Media Yearbook Literary Magazine Magazine Journalism I use over 11 years of experience as a journalist in my English teaching practice. I run a school-wide poetry slam each year.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Creative. Modern. Teen-focused. Leveled and differentiated activities and texts. Engagement and community are keys to successful classrooms and authentic learning.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

BIG APPLE AWARDS FINALIST - 2017 Fellow, Poetry , The Academy for Teachers (NYC) English Dept. Chair District 25 Community Service and Leadership Award (NYC) WISE Coordinator

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Graduate studies, English, Stony Brook University, State University of New York Master of Science in Education, Literacy Grades 6-12, Walden University Bachelor of Science, Journalism/English, University of Hartford

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Mother of two amazing boys. New York Rangers fan. Love to read, write, and shop - not necessarily in that order.

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